UNIFIL-97992

RESEARCH ASSISTANT, G5
unifil - naqoura, lebanon

Posting Title:RESEARCH ASSISTANT, G5
Job Code Title:RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Department/Office:United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon
Duty Station:NAQOURA
Posting Period:28 May 2018 – 26 June 2018
Job Opening Number:18-Social Affairs-UNIFIL-97992-R-Naqoura (M)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in Policy and Best Practices unit in the Office of Deputy Head of Mission, United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Naqoura. The incumbent will report to the Policy and Best Practices Officer or his/her designate.

Responsibilities

-Support Policy and Best Practices Officer in performing assigned duties; Monitor processes and schedules related to the Unit’s output, products, and tasks.
-Generate a variety of reports/databases on the status of the written guidance in PBPO and collect data to include in PBPO monthly report.
-Liaise with several units/branches to collect, arrange the work in an efficient way, coordinate the Unit induction training session.
-Research, extract and compile basic information and technical data on specific programmes/projects, perform data entry and data management functions.
-Sort, consolidate, extract and process data and enter into relevant database,
-Assist in monitoring developments/issues on subjects or areas assigned by collecting, selecting, analyzing and compiling materials from multiple sources, e.g., relevant databases, the library and the Internet;
-Assemble original statistical material, adjusts reported data from different sources and load data into computerized database system;
-Assist in the evaluation and examination of data sets for accuracy, clarity and validity,
-Assist in the maintenance of relevant computerized databases;
-Prepare a variety of reports, presentations, tables, lists, graphs, charts and/or diagrams for information and review by senior officers,
-Review, store, classify, and maintain relevant computerized databases;
-Take notes and draft executive summaries of meetings; prepare and archive minutes of meetings;
-Manage the checkout process of outgoing UNIFIL personnel through FSS; collect EoARs (End of Assignment Reports), and post them on Policy and Best Practices internal page.
-Collect and archive handover notes and end-of assignment reports from civilian and military personnel.
-Perform other duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism:
-Knowledge of best practice concepts, products, and processes.
-Ability to keep track of multiple ongoing projects simultaneously. 
-Good computer skills, good knowledge of and internet research capabilities are required.
-Shows pride in work and in achievements. 
-Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. 
-Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. 
-Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

Communication:
-Speaks and writes clearly and effectively
-Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately
-Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication
-Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience
-Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed

Teamwork:
-Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals
-Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others
-Places team agenda before personal agenda
-Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position
-Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings

Education

-High School diploma or equivalent is required.

Work Experience

-A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in collecting and researching data across various areas of social and economic development or related areas is required. 
-Experience in a fast-paced, international working environment is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise, which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Recruitment against this position is on a local basis; applicants in the General Service category shall meet the relevant employment requirements of the host country (Lebanon), including fulfilling visa or work permit stipulations. If you fulfill the visa and work permit stipulations for Lebanon, please specify in your cover letter and attach a copy of your visa and work permit under ‘attachments” of your application in Inspira.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.


No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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